February 19th, 2017 by Tony SanFilippo
This story first appeared in Trust Me, I’m a Scientist, October 3, 2011.
Advertisers will have you believe that condenser microphones are the key to quality recordings. In the past, these super-sensitive transducers were the elite of the microphone world and commanded high prices. In recent years, it seems there’s Read more...
February 2nd, 2017 by Jake Goodman
When Sound Performance Labs introduced its revolutionary dynamics processor, Transient Designer, in the late 90s, it created a whole new class of audio effects.
This groundbreaking new design employed what SPL would call its “Differential Envelope Technology” to adjust the relative levels of the attack and sustain of a sound, Read more...
January 23rd, 2017 by SonicScoop
Did you miss the 2017 NAMM show? Or did you make it, but find yourself unable to wind through the huge number of new releases on display? Have no fear, we’ve got you covered with our latest photo journal of all the best new pro audio releases.
Floor traffic at Read more...
November 24th, 2016 by Rich Bennett
This story first appeared in Trust Me, I’m a Scientist, November 3, 2013
Keys to the Kingdom
“Timber Tones” wooden guitar picks
In an expectant moment before my first guitar lesson, I quickly grabbed a pick out of the tin at the front desk of my local music store.
I Read more...
November 22nd, 2016 by SonicScoop
SonicScoop’s Justin Colletti is back for the third and final installment in his latest mic roundup series, thanks to our friends at B&H.
In the first two segments in this series, we looked at some high-end mics inspired by the classic AKG C12 and Neumann U47 designs, as well as Read more...